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Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

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Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Put Tomb of the Virgin Mary at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • I came to Jerusalem just to see the Tomb of the Blessed Virgin. I have prayed to her every day for over 50 years. spent 2 hours in front of her altar in the Tomb, and I was in tears the whole time. If...  more »
  • At the end down the Mount of olives, one gets to this church in the rock where the tomb of the Virgin Mary.
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  • The church is impressive with crusaders steps leading to an underground church. Though some say that Mary died in Ephese, this place was also by Saladin considered as her burial place  more »
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  • Final stop on the Sandeman's excellant Mount of Olives tour. A fascinating underground Greek Orthodox church - walking down the staircase leading to the presumed tomb is like walking into a smoky, incensed and venerable past.
  • Incredible. Definitely worth seeing. The stairs of candles is impre.
  • Amazing place with a very spiritual atmosphere.
  • Awesome pictures one day I ll visited there with k.p.yes
  • This is at the bottom of the hill up to the Mount of Olives. I would have missed it but somebody pointed it out to me. It's worth heading down, you walk down staircase to the bottom. There is incense in the air and lot of pictures of Mary